Date: Tuesday, January 10 at 1:00 PM ET
(Text sourced from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security newsletter and Gov Events on January 8, 2023.)
"Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Deputy Assistant Director of Stakeholder Engagement Trent Frazier will participate in a panel discussion titled, “States: Make Plans for Federal Cybersecurity Grants” hosted by FedInsider.
As part of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021, Congress included $1 billion over the next four years for state, local and tribal governments to strengthen their cybersecurity. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency established the State and Local Cybersecurity Grant Program and the Tribal Cybersecurity Grant Program to distribute funds. The Federal Emergency Management Agency is responsible for administration and oversight.
There are many ways state and local governments can use the funds – from mitigating the risk of ransomware attacks to implementing best practices for backup and recovery, from multi-factor authentication to data encryption. The list of possibilities is a long one.
Relevant Government Agencies: Air Force, Army, Navy & Marine Corps, Intelligence Agencies, DOD & Military, Office of the President (includes OMB), Dept of Agriculture, Dept of Commerce, Dept of Education, Dept of Energy, Dept of Health & Human Services, Dept of Homeland Security, Dept of Housing & Urban Development, Dept of the Interior, Dept of Justice, Dept of Labor, Dept of State, Dept of Transportation, Dept of Treasury, Dept of Veterans Affairs, EPA, GSA, USPS, SSA, NASA, Other Federal Agencies, Legislative Agencies (GAO, GPO, LOC, etc.), Judicial Branch Agencies, State Government, County Government, City Government, Municipal Government, CIA, FEMA, Office of Personnel Management, Coast Guard, National Institutes of Health, FAA, Census Bureau, USAID, National Guard Association, EEOC, Federal Government, State & Local Government, FDA, Foreign Governments/Agencies, NSA, FCC"